สัมภาษณ์ คุณ Karen Armstrong ผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้านประวัติศาสตร์ศาสนาและอดีตแม่ชีคาทอลิก [แปะไว้ก่อน มีเวลาจะมาแปลทั้งหมดค่ะ]
Didn't a lot of people say God is beyond language? We could only experience the glimmer of God.
That's what the Buddha said. You can't define nirvana, you can't say what it is. The Buddha also said you could craft a new kind of human being in touch with transcendence. He was once asked by a Brahman priest who passed him in contemplation and was absolutely mesmerized by this man sitting in utter serenity. He said, "Are you a god, sir? Are you an angel or a spirit?" And the Buddha said, "No, I'm awake." His disciplined lifestyle had activated parts of his humanity that ordinarily lie dormant. But anybody could do it if they trained hard enough. The Buddhists and the Confucians and the greatest monotheistic mystics did with their minds and hearts what gymnasts and dancers do with their bodies.